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  •  Type: House
  •  Beds: 2
  •  Baths: 2
  •  Sleeps: 4


Les Hirondelles (The Swallows) one of three cottages, has been awarded four stars/\' keys\' by Clevacances.  Clevacances in association with the Department of Tourisme has been set up to establish and ensure a consistent and high level of quality accommodation for guests.

Les Hirondelles (The Swallows) has been sympathetically converted from an old limestone and timber framed barn into a home providing modern comforts.  It is situated in the charming village of Eclance, on the borders of the ‘Côte de Bar’, Champagne Route.

Les Hirondelles sleeps four and comprises large en-suite 2 bedrooms. The contemporary bathrooms comprise a bath, shower, handbasin and toilet as well as a hairdryer. The luxury main bedroom has a king size bed and satellite TV. Crisp white cotton sheets are provided along with towels. There is a large open plan living area with adjoining fully-fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge equipped with satellite TV, DVD and internet access. The charm of the old building has been maintained with exposed oak beams and with the stone walls in the double bedroom and sitting room.

In front of the gite is a terrace with wooden garden furniture and parasol. Privacy is offered by the surrounding flower beds and trellis supporting climbing plants such as roses, clematis and honeysuckle.        

The large grounds and pool mean that you can both retreat and restore yourself in the quiet rural surrounds or if you so desire, interact with any other family or group staying in the other cottages.

Close to the Champagne Route, the medieval towns of Troyes and Bar-sur-Aube, the 3rd largest amusement park in france, a regional naturel park with three large lakes; there is much to keep you occupied if you tire of relaxing by the pool or soaking up the beautiful panorama form the terraces in the garden.

Terms & Conditions

Payment may be made by cheque drawn on a french bank account, via PayPal (the secure online payment system) or via International Bank Transfer. The remainder is to be paid in euros on arrival along with a caution of 25% to cover any breakages. This will be repaid following inspection either on your departure or within 14 days of your departure.

The price includes the beds already made up, towels in the bathroom, electricity, gas and for Les Tourterelles any wood used for the wood burner.

Cleaning Service â You may reserve a cleaner in advance to the clean your cottage after you have departed giving you more time to enjoy the facilities. The cost for this service is 40⬠for Les Hirondelles and Les Moineaux and 50⬠for Les Tourterelles.

Hire of PC and printer â Weekly hire cost 50â¬

About Location

Why it is Famous ?

Champagne - The wine famous for its bubbles. Napoleon went to school nearby and he lost his first battle on french soil 10 minutes from us (not that the french like to advertise this!)

Facts About Destination

Eclance 182 meters high. A small village of 124 people. La Ferme des Tourterelles used to supply milk to the cheese maker in the village but unfortunately is now no longer operational.

Area Information

Les Hirondelles is one of three cottages at La Ferme des Tourterelles. It is located in a small rural village close to two towns with a rich medieval history.

How to reach

A car is necessary. From the USA, fly to Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports in Paris and drive to Eclance. Aproximately 2.5 hours drive.

Transport system

There is a train service from Bar-sur-Aube, ten minutes drive from La Ferme des Tourterelles but a hire car is necessary to get around otherwise.


None that I can think of other than a dictionary and phrase book to help with the french lanuguage!


In our viallage of Eclance, the kissing culture demands four kisses on the cheek when you get to know people. everyone says hello to you in the street (and it is expected back!) Champagne is drunk at most social events beit the village walk, the viallage party, the car boot sale/garage sale called \'vide grenier\'. Many socail events evolve around food and wine including the \'Galette de Rois\' evening, Beaujolais Nouveau evening, Goffre evening....

Best time to visit

Mid May to End September but you can visit champagne houses any time of the year.


English, French and some Spanish








Bedroom Extras

Child Friendly

Dining Room




Home Office



Layout and Decor

Maid Service

Outside Living


Recreation located at the Resort or On Premise

Swimming Pool


Nearby Activities

Nearby Amusement Parks

Nearby Attractions


Guest Reviews

Reviws on Trip Advisor

View many reviews posted on for La Ferme des Tourterelles at Eclance, France

Cannot be Faulted

This was the second time we have stopped here and will certainly be back again. Its in a great spot and very quiet. The pool is ideal just to chill out. I am a keen cyclist and went out with the local club from Bar Sur Aube, which is the nearest town. Lots of rolling traffic free roads and lovely... more See more of this review on Search on La Ferme des Tourterelles


Service was perfect, Sarah & James were very helpful and had all the answers. The accommodation was amazing so clean n spacious the outside seating was relaxing after a hectic day sightseeing. Nigloland is a definite, so good we went twice, Champagne testing was also very good!! We visited the beach which was a lovely sandy beach with watersports nearby or just relax & enjoy the sunshine!! Gardens were very spacious the kids loved running around, heated swimming pool & sunloungers were another way to relax & unwind! Safe to say we will be back!! Search on La Ferme des Tourterelles

Another Perfect Holiday

Our third stay at La Ferme des Tourterelles and it is just like coming home. This time we stayed in a different property at the farm - Les Hirondelles - another beautifully converted immaculate, comfortable and well equipped gite. The owners continue to improve the farm and the welcome was as wonderful as ever. We recommend this destination without reservation, the location is perfect for discovering rural France, with a diverse range of places of interest within easy travelling distance, good advice is on hand from the owners and great facilities on the farm make for a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable holiday, something is available for all ages with Nigloland (marvellous privately owned theme park), The Lakes of the \"Foret d\'Orient, Troyes, in easy reach and places like Epernay, Beaune within 1.5 hours. We firmly believe that we will be hard pressed to find a more perfect location for our French holidays Taken from